Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

A Vision of Jesus #1 of 3

April 14, 2009
The Bible ends with the book of Revelation: a glimpse into the future. Here we see Christ in glory, the Lord of his church. Seven local churches in what is now Turkey each received a personal word from Jesus. These words tell us what he thought of those churches, and, by implication, what he thinks of our churches today. His words will sometimes commend, and sometimes sting.

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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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There is no way to measure the joy of some heartbroken disciples when the risen Christ revealed Himself at Emmaus. Their shattered dreams were brought back to life in an instant. And a living Jesus can bring your dreams back to life as well if you believe in Him. Today: how the resurrection of Jesus gives hope and meaning in the most dire of circumstances.
April 13, 2009
At Emmaus, the resurrected Jesus walked with disciples so dejected, so sorrowful that they did not even recognize Him. Their dreams shattered, they only sought escape from their pain. But their hearts were strangely warmed by this passerby. Inviting Him to dinner, they found themselves face to face with the One they loved, but never really understood.
April 10, 2009
Early on, the disciples of Jesus argued over who would sit with Him in the kingdom. But when Jesus died, their dreams died. Their best-laid plans were in ruins. For some, the best thing to do seemed to be: walk away and forget those three wonderful years with Christ. Today: how the resurrected Jesus revived their dreams, and how He can revive yours as well.
April 9, 2009
When Jesus cursed a fig tree for not bearing fruit, He was telling us that His followers had better bear fruit He could approve. As the poet wrote, "Only one life, 'twill soon be past...only what's done for Christ will last." Today: some lessons we can take home from a very serious event in the life of Jesus right before His own death.
April 8, 2009
When we think of Palm Sunday, we think of adoring crowds cheering a King. We don't tend to think of a cursed fig tree. But just one day after riding into Jerusalem, Jesus did indeed curse a fig tree for not bearing fruit. As we come to understand this event, it's clear that our bearing fruit is very important to God. What are the implications for you and me?
April 7, 2009
We read the ads in the paper: "sale ends Tuesday." But we know there will soon be another sale, and so we're really not impressed. But some opportunities really do have a limited time window. Jesus presented Himself to the nation Israel when He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. They rejected Him, and the city was later destroyed. For some powerful lessons, please stay with us.
April 6, 2009
A runner knows that the pain he feels will cease when the race is over. The hurt will not last forever. This gives him hope. A Christian knows that the pain of this life will end when Christ returns to the earth. That certainty enables us to withstand persecution, deprivation, and even death itself. Today: another episode in our thrilling future comes to an end.
April 3, 2009
For believers in the race of life, the ultimate goal line is still ahead. When Christ returns, all our labors will end. The hope of Christ's return has motivated Christians for two thousand years. And that return in power is nearer now than ever. Only a few saw Jesus rise into heaven, but every eye will see Him return to vanquish His enemies. Today: the glorious details continue.
April 2, 2009
There is coming a day for believers in which the race of this life will end. No more running, no more track, no more labor. That day is the bright hope for Christians...the day Jesus returns. That day will be like no other day before or since. And because the scriptures cannot be broken, that promised day is an absolute certainty.
April 1, 2009
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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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